The Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association (ANZATA) is the leading arts therapy organisation in the Asia Pacific region, representing more than 600 members. The organisation was first established in 1987 as the Australian National Art Therapy Association Inc. as a non-profit organisation.
ANZATA recognises the potential of all art forms to enrich and enhance our lives. Our mission is to attend to ethical standards of training and of professional practice, and to advocate for the profession of arts therapy in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore as well as in the wider Asia/Pacific region.
The organisation attends to the ethical standards of training, professional practice and advocacy for the self-regulating profession of arts therapy in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore as well as in the wider Asia/Pacific region. ANZATA provides information for other health professionals, support to members and arts therapy education for the public.
Arts therapy is a self-regulated profession. ANZATA provides accreditation to members with approved university qualifications and a minimum of 750 hours of supervised clinical training to be eligible to use the title Registered Arts Therapist. Arts therapists are required to complete annual continuing professional development activities to meet the professional standards as set out by ANZATA.